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Asquith (YFB-42)

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Yard Ferryboat:
  • Built by Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, NY (YN 285)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed for Electric Ferries, Inc., New York, NY as ferryboat Gotham (ON 240384), 1941
  • Purchased by Navy and placed in service as Asquith (YFB-42), 19 December 1942
  • Assigned to 1st Naval District at Newport, RI, 1943-1947
  • Placed out of service and turned over to Maritime Commission, September 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 September 1947
  • Resumed service as Gotham, 1947
  • Sold to Port Authority Ferry Co., Philadelphia, PA, renamed Delaware, 1965
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation, 1978
    Displacement 569 gross tons
    Length 172' 3"
    Beam 42' 0"
    Draft 9' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one 12-cylinder diesel
    single propeller, unknown hp

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    DANFS entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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